Gladys M. Williams, 81, of Russellville died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at her home.
She was born Dec. 30, 1923, at Hector to Loddie Carl and Tempie Alma McAlister Bowden. She was a member of the D. A. V. Auxiliary and the Gravel Hill Church of Christ, and was retired from General Foods in Kankakee, Ill. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, collecting angels and the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl H. Williams; a daughter, Mary Sue Williams; a son, Billy L. Williams; and nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Kathy Williams and Johnny and Gloria Williams of Chebanse, Ill., and Frank and Cindy Williams of Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and David Donahue of Elgin, S.C., Shirley and Rodney Evans of Houston, Texas, and Sandy Williams of Atkins; two brothers, Glen Dean Bowden of Dardanelle and Henry Otho Bowden of Russellville; a sister, Vera Standridge of Scotland, Ark.; 29 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector with Bill Roderick officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Williams’ grandsons: Chad Williams, Jason Breitbarth, David Weedon, Anthony Weedon, Terry Weedon, Kim Weedon, Steven Williams, Michael Williams, William Williams and David Donahue II.
Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Williams II.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice; 404 North El Paso Ave.; Russellville, Ark. 72801.
DANVILLE — Bea Self, 70, of Belleville, widow of James Forrest Self, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at her home.
She was born Oct. 6, 1934, in Aly to the late Claud Clayton Lamb. She was a homemaker and mother, and a member of the Western Yell County Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Mary Self of Greenwood, Thomas and Lisa Self of Russellville, and Scott and Julie Self of Belleville; her mother, Elvia Lamb of Danville; five grandchildren, Drew, Kelli, Brandon, Conor and Johnathan Self; a sister and husband, Claudia and Jack Owens of Sand Springs, Okla., and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Western Yell County Church of Christ with John McCourt officiating. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
Active pallbearers will be Paul Smith, Andy Atkins, James Patterson, Larry Baxter, Charles Combs and Glen Mott.
Memorials may be made to the Western Yell County Church of Christ, P.O. Box 25, Havana, AR 72842; Susan G. Komen Foundation, 904 Autumn Road, Little Rock, AR 72211; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Homer G. Bosold, 93, of Russellville and formerly of Reading, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 10, 1911, at Reading to Henry A. and Sara A. Gilbert Bosold. He retired from Car Tech Corp. in Reading in 1975, where he worked as a tow motor operator. He was a member of the Reading Moravian Church and a lifetime member of Patriots of America, Camp 68, the Berks County Fireman’s Association and Goodwill Fire Company in Hyde Park, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Elizabeth E. Brown Bosold.
Survivors include a son, Harold C. Bosold of Womelsdorf, Pa.; a brother, Lester H. Bosold of Leesport, Pa.; three grandsons, Michael Bosold of Lamar, Jeff Bosold of Russellville and Kevin Bosold of Cameron Park, Calif.; two granddaughters, Lori Williams of Saltillo, Miss., and Debby Vire of Clarksville; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Reading Moravian Church in Reading, Pa., with the Rev. Barbara Rich officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park at Reading under the direction of Bean Funeral Home of Shillington, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at Shinn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Reading Moravian Church; 1116 Perry Street; Reading, Pa. 19604 or Arkansas Department of Health Hospice; 404 North El Paso Ave.; Russellville, Ark. 72801.
Virgie Stroud Sewing, 90, of Russellville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Conway Regional Medical Center.
The daughter of F. L. “Tobe” and Minnie Doren Reynolds Roper, she was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Jerusalem, Ark. She worked as a seamstress with Oberman & Company in Morrilton and later the Levi Strauss Plant. She was a member of the West Side Church of Christ where she also sang in the West Side Chorale. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Linson Stroud; and her second husband, August Gotlieb Ludwing Sewing. She was also preceded by her parents; four brothers, Irwin Roper, Reedie Roper, Garland Roper and Loyce Roper; three sisters, Arlie Austin, Vernie Green and Jewell Roper; a grandson, Mark Robin Griffith; and a granddaughter, Linda Cheryl Harmon.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Birmingham Norwood of Russellville, and Hazel Lois Griffith of Conway; six grandchildren, Ralph Michael Harmon of Fort Smith, Kay Dickey of Russellville, Jon Birmingham of Russellville, Ed Birmingham of Texarkana, Eric Birmingham of Columbus, Ohio, and James Michael Griffith of Brentwood, Calif.; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Chapel with Dan Lightfoot and Bruce Grice officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Creek at Jerusalem by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to West Side Church of Christ, P. O. Box 1084, Russellville, Ark. 72811.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
DANVILLE — Berniece Evelyn Wheeler, 94, of Ola died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 31, 1910, in Norman, Ark., to the late Luke and Minnie Dew Dalton. She was a mother and homemaker, a member of the Ola First Baptist Church, past member of the Ola Housing Authority Board and worked for the Area Agency on Aging. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Wheeler; son Bill Wheeler; three brothers, Gerald, Curtis and Gene Dalton; and two sisters, Berdie Mae Standifer and Faye McHugh.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and J.H. Hasty Jr. of Ola; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lonetta Smith of San Juan, Texas, and Wanda and Bud King of Russellville; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ola First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Reece and Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial will be at Owley Cemetery between Mt. Ida and Norman. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.
Paul P. Paladino, 87, of Russellville died Monday, June 13, 2005.
He was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Center Ridge, and graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock. He attended Loyola University in New Orleans and the University of Arkansas in 1941 and 1942 where he was captain of the Razorback football team and elected to membership on the All Southwest Conference football team. His academic pursuits were interrupted by World War II during which time he served in the U.S. Marine Corps achieving the rank of captain in the Pacific Campaign on Okinawa. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1949.
Mr. Paladino was a leader in the early days of the poultry industry in Arkansas, being the first person hired by the Arkansas Power & Light Co. as an agriculture representative and poultry specialist in 1950. He later joined Arkansas Valley Industries in Dardanelle as director of hatcheries and served as vice president and a member of the executive committee. He was elected by the Arkansas Poultry Federation as secretary/treasurer in 1959 and vice president in 1960. He assumed ownership of the Old South Restaurant from 1966 to 1981, which was a landmark not only for its quality food but the meeting place of choice for state and local political and civic leaders.
He served as a board member of the Tri County Regional Water Distribution Commission from 1983 to 1990. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a founding member of the Board of Directors of Paladino Farms Inc., and a member of Saint John’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Faye Paladino.
Survivors include a son, Paul A. Paladino; three brothers, Joseph Paladino of Springfield, Henry Paladino of Clarksville and Lawrence Paladino of Marco Island, Fla.; and two sisters, Etta Rowland of North Little Rock and Florence Andreas of Spring, Texas.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at Center Ridge. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at Center Ridge or a charity of choice.
Rev. Michael Weldon
CLARKSVILLE — The Rev. Michael D. Weldon, 58, of Dayton, Ohio, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home.
He was pastor of Agape Assembly of God Deaf Church in Dayton for the past 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Gayla Richardson Weldon; his mother, Pat Weldon of Lewiston, Idaho; a sister, Judi Beeson of Lewiston, Idaho; his mother-in-law, Wilma Richardson of Clarksville; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Richardson of Missouri.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be private in Union Grove Cemetery by Hardwicke Funeral Service.